Sailing the British Virgin Islands

In March of 2005 we took a learning to sail course on a 45-foot boat through the British Virgin Islands. We both passed our first two exams! Afterwards, we relaxed and took it easy on the island of Tortola.

Our 45-foot sailboat, which was home for the next 6 days. (Sailing the British Virgin Islands) A small, sandy, reef island (with big sails!) (Sailing the British Virgin Islands)
Our 45-foot sailboat, which was home for the next 6 days. A small, sandy, reef island (with big sails!)

Little black goats on Jost Van Dyke (Sailing the British Virgin Islands) This 'tropical' scene is typical of many of the islands (Sailing the British Virgin Islands)
Little black goats on Jost Van Dyke This "tropical" scene is typical of many of the islands

The view from the boat was quite spectacular (Sailing the British Virgin Islands) Nothing like TV on the beach! (Anegada) (Sailing the British Virgin Islands)
The view from the boat was quite spectacular Nothing like TV on the beach! (Anegada)

Evening begins... (Sailing the British Virgin Islands) ...and time for Conch Fritters! (Sailing the British Virgin Islands)
Evening begins... ...and time for Conch Fritters!

Here's where we moored for the night (Sailing the British Virgin Islands) Stacks and stacks of flat rocks (Virgin Gorda) (Sailing the British Virgin Islands)
Here's where we moored for the night Stacks and stacks of flat rocks (Virgin Gorda)

The Atlantic Ocean (Sailing the British Virgin Islands) And this stack resembled a sailor! (Sailing the British Virgin Islands)
The Atlantic Ocean And this stack resembled a sailor!

Doug and Captain John enjoying the island life (Sailing the British Virgin Islands) A busy afternoon (Sailing the British Virgin Islands)
Doug and Captain John enjoying the island life A busy afternoon

Long Beach under a full moon (Sailing the British Virgin Islands) Long Beach, Tortola at sunset (Sailing the British Virgin Islands)
Long Beach under a full moon Long Beach, Tortola at sunset

The Carribean colors area amazing! (Sailing the British Virgin Islands) Why is this one crossing the road? (Sailing the British Virgin Islands)
The Carribean colors area amazing! Why is this one crossing the road?

As well as zillions of gecho-y lizard-y critters (Sailing the British Virgin Islands) These islands are full of Roustabout Roosters (Sailing the British Virgin Islands)
As well as zillions of gecho-y lizard-y critters These islands are full of Roustabout Roosters





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